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Funds totaling almost $10 million to help homeless individuals and families have been awarded to Santa Barbara County by the California Depart…
Ten Santa Barbara County Jail inmates tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that began in the facility last month, according to a spokeswoman on Thursday.
A COVID-19 test developed at Cal Poly that’s less invasive than the currently used nasal swab will be marketed by Hardy Diagnostics of Santa Maria, the university announced this month.
Expectations for California’s digital response to the pandemic were high, given the talent in the state. The state didn’t meet those high expectations, he said, but it did pretty well given the technological capacity that state and county public health departments had at the beginning of the pandemic.
Howle: “Of course, no one wants to get audited and be criticized, but all of the administrations consistently were receptive to the results of…
Guest Commentary: As businesses reel from the financial wake of the pandemic one sure path to local economic recovery is ensuring that child care is available for parents to return to work, stabilize household incomes, and increase regional spending.
CalMatters Commentary: Is California making a big comeback from pandemic, as Gov. Gavin Newsom insists, or is it facing decline? New studies frame the issue.
A bike ride to remember Lompoc victims killed due to violence in 2019 and delayed for more than a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic will return this Saturday, according to its organizer.
The Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down — an annual event that brings together donations and service providers from across the region for…
This is the first of four stories in the series "COVID Hot Spot: an at-risk city" produced in partnership with the Center for Health Journalism, investigating the risk factors and decisions that allowed COVID-19 to spread disproportionately throughout Santa Maria over the past year and a half.